Home Energy Savings

Home is where the heart is; it’s also where home energy savings start. We’ve got home energy savings tips on everything from attic insulation and discovering air leaks to how to best run your appliances. Check out our 31 Days of Energy Savings guide to get started. Follow our appliance energy efficiency comparison series, including posts on gas vs. electric dryers and microwaves vs. toaster ovens vs. ovens.

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Real or Fake? The Weird Smart Device Quiz

The popularity of smart home technology is driven by convenience, comfort and energy savings. It’s no wonder the market is responding with cool smart tools and useful technology.

Sleep Devices That Don’t Waste Your Energy

Sleep Devices That Don’t Waste Your Energy

Sleep devices offer the promise of quiet rest — relief from the buzz of our high-tech world that can make us a bit frazzled at the end of the day. Artificial light throws off our bodies’ biological clocks.

25 ways to make your house more sustainable

25 Ways to Make Your Home Sustainable

When you make your house more sustainable, you’re making a contribution to improving the environment. But that’s not all.

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Setting Up Your Constellation Connect

Your Constellation Connect smart hub is the brains of your home automation and security system. Using Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, the cloud, and more the smart hub connects to your smart devices so you can control and manage them in a simple, centralized way.

Hard versus soft water: which is better for saving energy?

Hard vs. Soft Water: Which Is Better for Saving Energy?

You turn on the faucet to wash your hands and fill up the tub to take a bath, but your water may be affecting more than just your hygiene. Water hardness, or the amount of dissolved calcium or magnesium in your water, could also be affecting your energy use.

save power with energy-efficient vacuum cleaners

Save Power with Energy-Efficient Vacuum Cleaners

Thinking about buying one of the new energy-efficient vacuum cleaners? You have quite a few types of vacuum cleaners to choose from.

Smart home gift ideas

15 Smart Home Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Smart home gift ideas aren’t just for the techies on your list anymore. Cool tech gifts are going mainstream, appealing to anyone who cares about safety and security, convenience, or entertainment.

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Dirty Home Appliances: Tips for Cleaning Gross Stains & Fighting Mystery Odors

Some of your home’s grimiest places are your home appliances. Another often overlooked source of smells and dust are dirty vents.

smart home technology of the future

The Future of Smart Homes and Connected Technology

Connected technology is driving the future of smart homes, and the advantages of smart home technology of the future are many. As our lives get busier, smart home devices give us control, convenience and comfort as they help us get more done.

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15 Battery Life Boosters: How to Save Energy on Your Phone

Wireless technology has become so commonplace that most people hardly notice how much it has changed our lives. Mobile devices allow us to text, phone and access the internet from anywhere with a wireless signal, freeing us from the physical limitations of bulkier computers and traditional telephones.

what is a smart tv

What Is a Smart TV?

Television watching is the most popular leisure activity in America: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nearly 80% of Americans watch an average of 2 hours and 46 minutes of TV every day. Television energy usage accounts for 7% of energy consumed in American households.

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